Canterbury Shaker Village Education Tour via Smartphone -Canterbury NH
Education is an important part of the experience at Canterbury Shaker Village, which provides a variety of tours throughout its expansive campus.
These tours will be enhanced this year at the Village, which reopens on Saturday, May 13, with
a smartphone experience. This new smartphone tour will include historical and current photos and tell stories of some of the places on the property that are generally unreachable.
“We are excited to share with visitors new kinds of experiences and new interpretations of the Shakers and their lives,” said Education Manager Kyle Sandler, who joined the Village in October. “My focus is on site-wide reinterpretation about the Shakers…We can illustrate over 200 years of history here, and that really excites me.”
History also excites Visitor Services Manager Jamie Nikstad, who joined the Village last May and is working with Sandler on the smartphone tour. “The history of this place is incredible, and this new tour will give everyone a chance to explore and learn about the history of the Shakers at their own pace,” she said.
The Village’s smartphone tours will be available in May. The tour will be free for members and available for nonmembers to purchase in the Village store.
“We are excited about the enthusiasm of our new staff, who are working very hard to reimagine how we present the Shakers to the public,” said Executive Director Leslie Nolan.
Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village features 26 restored original Shaker buildings and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. To learn more about the Village, available tours, or the history of the Shakers, visit shakers.org.
Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information about The Trail, visit nhmuseumtrail.org.